Sunday, April 13, 2008


to have 425 days???

It must have happened when I wasn't looking - because that feels exactly like the number of days I've worked this week! WHEW!

It's enough to make an artsy-fartsy gal plum exhausted!

Lucky for me though, the Mister was home this weekend and we both insisted that the entire family spend some quality "inside time". Meaning, no errands, no shopping trips, no gotta dos or need to haves. Just putzing around the house, working in the garden, eating some good food and doing a whole lot of laughing. Basically a battery recharge!


And now - I'm raring to go! But thanks for the emails and the comments from those of you who were worried about me. So sweet to have blog-friends!

Part of what I've been working on this week is getting things ready for the Mesa CKC. The Scrap-Mart crew is heading to Mesa this week - and we needed samples and ideas for all of the new goodies we'll have in the booth next weekend. If you stop by and see us in Mesa - expect to see:

• all of the new QK Around the World dies. We're freshly stocked, so if you're anxious to get your hands on Wisconsin or Norway - come on by!
• the whole new line of Sassafras Lass Big Bottom paper. If you haven't seen it, you're missing out. It'll be on the web-site this week, but for now - here is a sample that we'll have on display...

the paper is die-cut on one edge, it's beautiful and will be at a great price (this page also uses the new QK United States bundle).

• the new Daisy D's CHA releases. This includes the cute Sock Monkey paper, the great new 4-in-1 stamp kits and the oh-so-popular rub-on tape dispensers. AWESOME!

• we'll also be back to capacity on the great Bosskut dies. The new hearts and flourishes have been HOT sellers, but we're saving one big stack just for Mesa.

• we'll have, new to Scrap-Mart, the breathtaking line of Tinkering Ink. Their paper is totally unique and their chipboard Peek-a-boo Albums are, to quote my teen aged daughter...UBER COOL! These little chipboard & acrylic albums are so fun, so versatile and totally one-of-a-kind.

and last, but not least...

• we are totally stocked with the new Scenic Route buttons, chipboard albums and the matching cardstock packs. YIPPEE - bring on the Grafton and Lynden goodies!

So as you can see - we've been pretty busy around here. And for those of you lucky-ducks that live and Mesa, and will be attending the convention - I've heard a little office-rumor that our own Suzy-Q will be attending the Friday Night Crop. She's loaded down with deals, steals and great door prizes! So if you're there - I wish you LUCK! I've seen the list of giveaways and OH MY! I'm jealous already!

I've got a fun "Que Kay a New Way" to post tomorrow afternoon. That Deb, she keeps amazing me!

I'm also trying to get a video to post. Mr. Doss and Sweet Justin are my go-to-techno-guys, and they assure me I can get it done. So bear with me for a day or two.

If you haven't created something yet for our "An April to Die For" contest...what are you waiting for? Entries are coming in and I've had more fun going through my IN BOX every day. You folks are really, really good! The prizes will be going out to someone, and it could be you. But not unless you enter!

Here's to a totally sane, calm, peace-filled yet productive week!

hahahahahha - yeah right!

behave yourselves...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Miss Essie,
Good to hear from you, I was starting to worry! I don't live in Mesa, but I'm debating about going to that Charlotte CKC.
By the way, I must admit that anything titled "Big Bottom" kind of scares me!! ( : But since it's Sassafras Lass I'm sure it's cute!
I'm still trying to come up with an entry for the contest, but my creativity is not working for me yet. Thank goodness I have the rest of the month!
Take care,
Tammy in NC